Those Who Deserve the Best in Life
By Saladin Ahmed
Saladin Ahmed’s 2018 Abbott is a horror comic. It was nominated for the Hugo and the Stoker.
Illustrator: Sami Kivelä. Colorist: Jason Wordie.
Detroit, 1972. Elena Abbott is a reporter, whose hard work should earn her accolades. Her boss’s bosses at the Detroit Daily are unenthusiastic about employing a reporter who is a woman and black. Detroit police are similarly unenthusiastic about a reporter whose stories on flagrant police brutality inexplicably don’t take the side of the police. Nevertheless, she persists.
Called to the scene of a brutal outrage, Abbott finds the cops baffled. The scene has elements all too familiar to her.